Peggy Fishman, M.D. – Louisville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Louisville Bioidentical Hormones Specialist Peggy Fishman, M.D. has seen the negative life-altering effects that hormone decline and hormone imbalance have on her patients at the Center for Integrative & Age-Management Medicine. Now, thanks to one of the miracles of genetic engineering, it is possible to create biologically identical hormones that can be used to restore your natural and normal hormone levels. You can have many more productive, healthy, enjoyable years than you realized was possible.
Physicians trained in the specialty of longevity medicine are the cutting edge of medical technology. They are among a select few who truly understand the importance of optimal hormonal levels to your present and future health.
Our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Program
Based on the results of a simple blood test we will determine what your optimal hormone levels should be, and will create a program tailored to your specific needs.
The program will include prescriptions and dietary supplements designed to not only restore your optimum hormone levels, but to provide you with the maximum benefits of proper diet and activity.
In order for your body to function at its full potential, it needs to produce sufficient levels of hormones. As you age, production of these hormones declines, and a wide range of symptoms can be a result: hot flashes, weight gain, lack of sexual interest – just to name a few. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is used to bring these hormonal levels to balance.
The effective use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for the relief of symptoms caused by age-related hormone imbalances found in women and men, can optimize and balanced hormones are essential to good health and a feeling of well-being. By providing hormones that are an exact biochemical match of your own hormones, it is possible to restore your hormones back to the balance you had in your 20’s and 30’s.
Although Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an age old remedy, many doctors and their patients are just learning of this option. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is in the forefront of anti-aging treatment and for many doctors the newest method for helping cure much that ails the menopausal woman as well as the andropausal male. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is working its way into mainstream America.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body. Numerous studies have been done attesting to the safety of natural hormones for men and women. The natural hormones are almost entirely without the side effects of the synthetic hormone replacement drugs.
Depending on your symptoms and test results, you may be prescribed the bioidentical hormones estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, DHEA, cortisol or melatonin.
Why Should you use Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones have been successfully used by men and women for decades. In well known medical journals, researchers have reported that the bioidentical hormones, estrogen and testosterone, are not only safe but also have a positive impact on some diseases like osteoporosis and prostate cancer.
The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in woman and men who suffer from low to normal hormone imbalance levels known as Menopause, Perimenopause, Andropause, also known as Male Menopause, are substantial and often include:
- Improved sexual performance
- Improved lipid and cholesterol levels
- Improved prostate health
- Improved blood sugar balance
- Improved mood and outlook
- Increased focus and concentration
- More strength and energy
- Improved well being
- Greater libido
- Reduced aches and pains
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved muscle mass
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in General:
- Restores optimal hormonal balance to the body
- May help regain vitality
- More effective for some than synthetic hormone replacement therapy
- Used optimally and safely
- Absorbed through the skin slowly
- Fewer interactive problems when taking other medications
- Restorative towards sleep
- Less dangerous than synthetic hormone replacement therapy which are known to cause cancers
- Custom Compounded: Option to have your hormones individually matched and tailored to your blood chemistry and hormones levels
- Body is able to recognize the hormones as their won and uses them as naturally intended
- Slows down the aging process!
Natural versus Synthetic Hormones
Drug manufacturers have created synthetic hormones that attempt to mimic natural hormone function – yet are structurally different enough from natural hormones to be patentable. Such synthetic hormones often produce many desirable effects, but more often than not, also produce undesirable or negative side effects – such as bloating, headaches, fatigue, weight gain and possibly cancer.
Natural hormones possess the identical structure and function as substances created by our bodies – and produce all the desirable effects without any of the undesirable or negative side effects associated with synthetic hormones. We prescribe only bioidentical hormones because of our commitment to your total well being.